Mrs. Maeth S. is a villager in Prey Choeur Teal village in Takeo province. She is a farmer who owns a piece of land to cultivate rice. Aside from this plantation, she is a chicken breeder. Her husband, Mr. Van Ra, is a construction worker. Although this couple tries to work hard, they still earn less income to support the household. In order to improve the family living, Mrs. Maeth S. decided to ask for a loan to buy two for breeding. She hopes to increase income and improve the family living condition with this loan. She is 36 years old and the mother of five children, one of whom is a construction worker while the others three are enrolled in the local school and the youngest one is too young to work or study. Her husband is presented on the right of the photo.
Angkor Microfinance Kampuchea (AMK) is a leading microfinance institution in Cambodia with a wide reach of operations. AMK works with over 6,000 villages and serves clients in every Cambodian province. With an average loan size of US$115, AMK’s focus is to provide credit and savings products to the very poor in rural areas. For more information, please visit AMK's website.